Occupied Territories/Israel: Information on the Muslim House for Orphans (Dar al-Aytam al-Islamiyyah)
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||22 December 1998|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ZZZ30726.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Occupied Territories/Israel: Information on the Muslim House for Orphans (Dar al-Aytam al-Islamiyyah), 22 December 1998, ZZZ30726.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab291e.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
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The following information was provided during two telephone interviews with representatives from the following human rights organizations: Badil (21 Dec. 1998); and Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (18 Dec. 1998).
The representatives stated that Daral Aytam al Islamiyyah is an all-boys private elementary school located in the old city of Jerusalem. Although composed of Muslims and owned by the Islamic Wafq (real estate owned by the Muslim community), it is not an Islamic school as it teaches a regular curriculum. Not all the students in the school are orphans.
Like many other children in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and Gaza, students of Dar al-Aytam al-Islamiyyah school were involved in the Intifadah, although the school as an institution was not. The two representatives could not provide additional information on the role played by the students of the school during the Intifadah.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Badil: Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Bethleem, West Bank. 21 December 1998. Telephone interview with the Director. Badil is a Palestinian non-profit non-governmental organization that aims to provide critical and progressive information and analysis on the question of Palestinian residency rights and refugees.
Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG), Jerusalem. 21 December 1998. Telephone interview with the Director. The PHRMG is a Palestinian, independent, non-governmental organization working to end human rights violations committed against Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, regardless of the party responsible.